Category: Training

Inside Crisis Video: Characteristics of Resilient People

Posted by Dennis Potter on March 15, 2016

Have you noticed that after a Potentially Disruptive Event (PDE), some people seem to bounce back a little faster than their colleagues? Is this inherent within their nature or are there some characteristics in their personality that is different. In this edition of Inside Crisis we examine some of those characteristics to see how they […]






Nourishment for the Mind

Posted by Dennis Potter on March 8, 2016

We are all aware that we need adequate (sometimes healthy) nourishment for our bodies, which if kept in good shape, help our brains to function. But in addition to food, is there more we can do? I recently read an article called “The Healthy Mind Platter”, by David Rock, Daniel J. Siegel, Steven A.Y. Poelmans […]






Inside Crisis Video: Responding to Suicide Survivors

Posted by Dennis Potter on February 16, 2016

When a person completes suicide, the aftermath leaves a powerful effect in its wake. We often think of Survivors of Suicide as the family members or the loved ones of the person who died. But what about other friends, work colleagues, and other people who knew the deceased? This edition of Inside Crisis looks at […]






Small Carbon Footprints

Posted by Gordon Greer on December 8, 2015

In critical incident response, consultants are usually silent partners. We may represent EAPs. We make a big difference, but without fanfare. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. It’s about the employees, and the organizational cultures we serve. We are doing a good job when we leave a “small carbon footprint” at the worksite. How […]






CIR Training at the CCN Headquarters

Posted by R3 Administrator on October 23, 2015

On October 23rd, CCN Directors Gordon Greer, LMSW and Dennis Potter, LMSW conducted an training entitled “Best Practice in Critical Incident Response for the Workplace” at the CCN Headquarters in Wyoming, MI. Attendees were from Michigan, Illinois and Florida.






Texas Air National Guard- 136th Airlift Wing Training

Posted by R3 Administrator on October 22, 2015

On October 20 & 21, CCN’s Director of Training and Consultant Relations, Dennis Potter, conducted a training entitled Best Practice in Critical Incident Response for the Military. This two day training with over 40 attendees was held on the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, TX for the Texas Air National Guard- […]






Common CIR Themes

Posted by Dennis Potter on September 21, 2015

The longer you do CIRs the more you become familiar with the types of issues many employees have in the aftermath. In this edition of Inside Crisis, Dennis Potter describes some of the most common themes that you will hear in doing this work. About the Author: Dennis Potter is a licensed social worker, certified addiction […]